Each year, the Child Care Council's Public Policy Committee drafts an agenda to determine the focus of advocacy efforts. The 2023 agenda, approved by the Board of Directors at our October meeting, sets an ambitious course.
"Children and families need your active support of the Child Care Council's 2023 Public Policy Agenda," said Camille Murphy, Chair of Public Policy Committee. "With your help, the USA will move into a leadership position for children in our nation, state and local communities - where it should be."
Without early and proper identification and management, asthma can be life threatening, limit physical, social and emotional development and result in long-term disabilities. Repeated visits to the doctor and emergency room could be reduced with better asthma management. The most common chronic condition among children, asthma is the third leading cause of hospitalizations for children under age 15 years, and even higher for children under 5.
Now Westchester parents looking for child care for their children with asthma and allergies have more options, thanks to the Asthma Educational Initiative, funded by the Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation. Under the direction of Katherine Mancini, Director of Health Care Consultant Services at the Council, 9 programs earned certificates of completion for the American Lung Association’s Asthma Basics Course. The course covered how to identify the severity of an asthma episode, how to recognize and reduce asthma triggers, how to follow a child’s Asthma Action Plan, and what to do in an emergency. Participants also received equipment and materials including nebulizer machines and parts (tubing, masks, etc.), HEPA vacuums, air purifiers, children’s books with asthma themes and a resource binder.
A total of 93 staff participated from the following child care programs:
- Baby Cubs (New Rochelle)
- Queens Daughters (Yonkers)
- YMCA (White Plains)
- Gregory (Harrison)
- The Indy Lab (Elmsford)
- Paul’s (Rye Brook)
- Kids Are People (Scarsdale)
- Kids Are People 2 (Scarsdale)
- Happy Caterpillars (Harrison)
These programs are now identified in our comprehensive referral database as having completed the Asthma Basics Course.
We want to congratulate the participating programs for deepening their capacity to care for young children with asthma and of course thank the Carvel Foundation, which made this project possible.
CHILD CARE STABILIZATION 2.0 GRANT DEADLINE APPROACHING!
Child Care Stabilization Grant 2.0 for Workforce Supports Info Session. Please join us on Friday, November 18 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Zoom link can be found here. We will answer questions about the Child Care Stabilization 2.0 application process, timeline and review some of the resources on the OCFS Child Care Stabilization Website.
For more information and application assistance, please call 914-761-3456 to speak to our Child Care Business Development Specialists, Jessenia Tejada x161 or Jayselle Trancoso x227.
¡SE APROXIMA LA FECHA LÍMITE DE LA SUBVENCIÓN DE ESTABILIZACIÓN DE CUIDADO INFANTIL 2.0!
Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado Infantil para Apoyos a la Fuerza Laboral Sesión de Información. Únase a nosotros el Jueves, 17 de Noviembre de 1:00 pm a 2:00 pm. Enlace Zoom Aqui. Responderemos preguntas sobre el proceso de la aplicación de Subvención de Estabilización de Cuidado 2.0, el cronograma y revisaremos algunos de los recursos en el sitio web de OCFS Child Care Stabilization Grant.
Para obtener más información y asistencia con la aplicación, llame al 914-761-3456 para hablar con nuestros especialistas en desarrollo de negocios de cuidado infantil, Jessenia Tejada x.161 (Habla Español) o Jayselle Trancoso x227.
Westchester Needs Child Care
We are so very grateful to County Executive Latimer and his team for including the Westchester Works Child Care Scholarship Program in the proposed budget for 2023. Over 450 children have been approved to date for these scholarships, which averaged just under $700 per month per child.
Westchester County has really stepped up for working families with its funding for child care.